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Dr. Jagdish K


Nephrology - Senior Consultant



Clinical Expertise

Special Procedural Skills (Acquired and Regularly Practiced):

  • Percutaneous placement of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) catheters for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - stage 5
  • Percutaneous placement of Permanent haemodialysis tunnelled catheters (permcaths) for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease - stage 5
  • Across the blood groups renal transplants, transplants in highly sensitised patients after desensitization, swap transplants
  • Well-acquainted with Temporary haemodialysis catheters, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, lumbar puncture, arterial lines and renal biopsy

Special Interest:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Renal Transplant across the blood groups and in highly sensitised individuals
  • Extracorporeal treatments
  • Post-transplant infections


  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, Intern, 2007-2008
  • Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Genera Medicine, Post-Graduate Registrar, 2010-2013
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, Department of Nephrology, Nephrology Postgraduate Registrar, 2014-2017
  • Meenakshi Hospital, Thanjavur, Consultant Nephrologist and transplant physician, 2017-2018

Honors & Awards


  • Gold medal in General medicine and obstetrics and gynaecology in under graduation, Pondicherry university
  • Departmental medal in General medicine - Government Stanley Medical college, 2013
  • Dr. JCM SHASTRI AWARDfor excellence - Sponsored by Christian Medical college (Vellore) - 2017

Research & Publication

Reviewer for the following journals:
  • Indian journal of nephrology
  • Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology
Involvement in research:
  • Primary investigator in “Effect of double filtration plasmapheresis on various plasma components and patient safety”
  • Primary investigator in “COAL - UF “study
Journal Publications:
  • Jagdish K, Jacob S, Varughese S, David V, Mohapatra A, Valson A et al. Effect of doublefiltration plasmapheresis on various plasma components and patient safety: A prospectiveobservational cohort study. Indian Journal of Nephrology. 2017;27(5):377.
  • Matthai S, Jacob S, Palak R, Jagdish K, Varughese S, Tamilarasi V. Crescentic C3 glomerulopathywithacquired partial lipodystrophy: An unusual cause of rapidly progressive renal failure. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2017;60(2):290.
Extra-mural talks: 
  • Plenary speaker in “Experiences in double filtration plasmapheresis for renal indications” in 3rd Annual kidney congress in New York - October 2018
  • Discrepancies in Peritoneal equilibration test - PD Scientia 2016 - Christian Medicalcollege Vellore.

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